Internet - Infinity and Beyond
New Realm Media hosted the one and only Australian keynote conference media launch for Hear and Say in Brisbane in 2007 for the launch of Hear and Say WorldWide where Dr Vinton Cerf was the guest of honor. The event went on to become the most successful fundraising events in Australia in 2007.
About Hear and Say WorldWide Launch by Dr Vinton Cerf
WORLD WIDE PROGRAM LAUNCHED BY INTERNET CO-FOUNDERHearing is Believing
Helping to bring the world of sound to children who are deaf or hearing impaired. Hear and Say WorldWide is a world-first global Hearing Health-Care Worker Education Program and has been developed by the Hear and Say Centre in Queensland.
This program will train multidisciplinary healthcare teams to prevent, identify and treat babies and young children with hearing loss in selected international destinations. It will involve the global activation of philanthropic, government, institutional and corporate forces to achieve these aims.
Hear and Say WorldWide is primarily aimed at improving spoken language and communication outcomes for children with hearing loss, and significantly increasing the opportunity for these children to enter mainstream education, employment and the wider community.
Hearing loss is the most significant childhood disability worldwide and the most common disability in newborn babies. There are over three million children under five years with hearing loss at any one time world-wide.
There are presently only enough trained listening and speaking professionals to effectively treat 8% of all children and adults with hearing loss worldwide.
The ultimate purpose of Hear and Say WorldWide is to increase global health, literacy and economic development as well as strengthen international communication and relationships, thus supporting e potential for greater mutual understanding, cooperation and world peace.
Hear and Say Worldwide will be officially launched at the opening of the 2007 Australasian Conference on Listening and Spoken Language in Brisbane on 8 March by Dimity Dornan, Founder and Managing Director of the Hear and Say Centre. Dr Vinton Cerf, co-founder of the Internet and Vice-President of Google will be officially launching the WorldWide project internationally at the same time.
The Hear and Say Centre is a registered charity, providing educational services that only require parents to contribute 10% of clinical fees, representing only a small fraction of costs, to all families within Queensland who choose to attend the Centre.
Also today Brisbane’s Hear and Say Centre for deaf and hearing impaired children launched the world-first Hear and Say Worldwide initiative at its inaugural conference, The Australasian Conference on Listening and Spoken Language.
Hear and Say WorldWide will work to address the world’s chronic shortage of training listening and speaking professionals – currently there are only enough to treat 8% of all children and adults with hearing loss worldwide. Hearing impairment is the most common disability in newborn babies. Up to 760,000 children with hearing loss were born worldwide in 2005 alone.
Hear and Say Worldwide coordinator Dimity Dornan said Hear and Say Worldwide was primarily aimed at improving spoken language and communication outcomes for children with hearing loss worldwide and significantly increasing the opportunity for these children to enter mainstream education, employment and the wider community.
“The Hear and Say Worldwide program will involve establishing multi-disciplinary healthcare teams to treat babies and young children with hearing loss in selected international destinations. This will include a training program for doctors, audiologists and teachers/health care workers, to prevent, identify and treat hearing loss in young children to enable them to provide programs for the detection, diagnosis and intervention of hearing loss in their own countries,” Ms Dornan said.
“The Hear and Say Worldwide Hearing Healthcare Team Education Program will assist in alleviating the critical need for appropriately qualified listening and speaking professionals and thus increase the Hear and Say Centre’s potential to meet this rapidly increasing global service demand.
“We have kick started a pilot project in Papua New Guinea, I will fly out to Russia later this month to train the first healthcare team for Russia and the Balkan States and we also plan to rollout a pilot in Germany,” she said.
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About Dr Vinton Cerf
Dr. Vinton G. Cerf - Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist Google
Vinton G. Cerf is vice president and chief Internet evangelist for Google. In this role, he is responsible for identifying new enabling technologies to support the development of advanced Internet-based products and services from Google. He is also an active public face for Google in the Internet world.
Cerf is the former senior vice president of Technology Strategy for MCI. In this role, he helped to guide corporate strategy development from a technical perspective. Previously, he served as MCI's senior vice president of Architecture and Technology, leading a team of architects and engineers to design advanced networking frameworks, including Internet-based solutions for delivering a combination of data, information, voice and video services for business and consumer use.
Widely known as one of the "Fathers of the Internet," Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. In December 1997, President Clinton presented the U.S. National Medal of Technology to Cerf and his colleague, Robert E. Kahn, for founding and developing the Internet. Kahn and Cerf were named the recipients of the ACM Alan M. Turing award, sometimes called the "Nobel Prize of Computer Science," in 2004 for their work on the Internet protocols. In November 2005, President George Bush awarded Cerf and Kahn the Presidential Medal of Freedom for their work. The medal is the highest civilian award given by the United States to its citizens.
Prior to rejoining MCI in 1994, Cerf was vice president of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI). As vice president of MCI Digital Information Services from 1982-1986, he led the engineering of MCI Mail, the first commercial email service to be connected to the Internet.
During his tenure from 1976-1982 with the U.S. Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Cerf played a key role leading the development of Internet and Internet-related packet data and security technologies.
Vint Cerf serves as chairman of the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). He served as founding president of the Internet Society from 1992-1995 and in 1999 served a term as chairman of the Board. In addition, Cerf is honorary chairman of the IPv6 Forum, dedicated to raising awareness and speeding introduction of the new Internet protocol. Cerf served as a member of the U.S. Presidential Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC) from 1997 to 2001 and serves on several national, state and industry committees focused on cyber security. Cerf sits on the Board of Directors for the Endowment for Excellence in Education, Avanex Corporation and the ClearSight Systems Corporation. Cerf is a Fellow of the IEEE, ACM, and American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the International Engineering Consortium, the Computer History Museum and the National Academy of Engineering.
Cerf is a recipient of numerous awards and commendations in connection with his work on the Internet. These include the Marconi Fellowship, Charles Stark Draper award of the National Academy of Engineering, the Prince of Asturias award for science and technology, the National Medal of Science from Tunisia, the Alexander Graham Bell Award presented by the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf, the NEC Computer and Communications Prize, the Silver Medal of the International Telecommunications Union, the IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal, the IEEE Koji Kobayashi Award, the ACM Software and Systems Award, the ACM SIGCOMM Award, the Computer and Communications Industries Association Industry Legend Award, installation in the Inventors Hall of Fame, the Yuri Rubinsky Web Award, the Kilby Award , the Yankee Group/Interop/Network World Lifetime Achievement Award, the George R. Stibitz Award, the Werner Wolter Award, the Andrew Saks Engineering Award, the IEEE Third Millennium Medal, the Computerworld/Smithsonian Leadership Award, the J.D. Edwards Leadership Award for Collaboration, World Institute on Disability Annual award and the Library of Congress Bicentennial Living Legend medal.
In December 1994, People magazine identified Cerf as one of that year's "25 Most Intriguing People."
In addition to his work on behalf of MCI and the Internet, Cerf has served as a technical advisor to production for the "Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict" television series and made a special guest appearance on the program in May 1998. Cerf has appeared on television programs NextWave with Leonard Nimoy and on World Business Review with Alexander Haig and Caspar Weinberger. He is also a distinguished visiting scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he is working on the design of an interplanetary Internet.
Cerf holds a bachelor of science degree in Mathematics from Stanford University and master of science and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from UCLA. He also holds honorary doctorate degrees from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich; Lulea University of Technology, Sweden; University of the Balearic Islands, Palma; Capitol College, Maryland; Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania; George Mason University, Virginia; Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona, Spain; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York; the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands; Brooklyn Polytechnic; and the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications.
His personal interests include fine wine, gourmet cooking and science fiction. Cerf and his wife Sigrid were married in 1966 and have two sons, David and Bennett.
Vint was seated on the ICANN Board of Directors at the 1999 annual meeting, having been selected by the Protocol Supporting Organization. He was then selected by the nominating committee for a term on the Board of Directors that ran from June 2003 through the 2004 annual meeting.
Media Conference Invitation Hosted by Cav. Alessandro Sorbello for Hear and Say
INTERNET FOUNDER IN ‘BRISVEGAS’
Press Conference Invitation
Opportunity to interview Dr. Vinton Cerf – Internet co-founder and Google Senior Vice President prior to his presentation of ‘The Internet, Infinity and Beyond’
Thursday 8th March 2007
10.15am – 10.45am Sharp
Brisbane Convention and Entertainment Centre. Corner Merivale and Glenelg Streets, South Bank, Queensland Australia 4101
Only Australian opportunity - Press Conference with “one of the most influential people on the planet”
Dr. Cerf is in Brisbane to officially launch the Hear and Say WorldWide project internationally. Hear and Say is helping to bring the world of sound to children who are deaf or hearing impaired.
· Awarded the ‘Nobel Prize of Computer Science,’ in 2004.
· Widely known as one of the "Fathers of the Internet", Dr. Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet.
· In December 1997, President Clinton presented the U.S. National Medal of Technology to Cerf and his colleague, Robert E. Kahn, for founding and developing the Internet.
· In 1998 Dr Cerf was awarded the prestigious ‘Marconi Prize’ by the The Guglielmo Marconi International Fellowship Foundation at Columbia University.
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Dr Vinton Cerf with New Realm Media Managing Director Cav. Alessandro Sorbello
Alessandro Sorbello, CEO of New Realm Media was invited by Hear and Say to manage and host the media conference with the founder of the internet, Dr Vinton Cerf in Brisbane, Australia, 2007. The event turned into the most successful fundraising event in Australia for that year and resulted in the production of 'Internet, Infinity and Beyond' DVD being produced by New Realm Media. All proceeds from the sale of the DVD and from the media launch went to Hear and Say.